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NBC
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
? >> i think there's less focus on what the obama politics of the moment or his legacy. and it's beginning to creep, at least with some people, about what story they will be able to tell for the next election of what they did. they recognize that the president has had a lot of capital. he will use it. but for them, and it's not -- we talked about, they're split but there are some people saying thousand can we influence things? -- saying how can we influence things? chris: why don't they start passing bills in the house on background checks? >> more willingness to move forward on immigration than anything that hags the word gun in it. chris: thank you. when we come back, scoops and predictions right from t ♪ using cloud computing and mobile technology, verizon innovators have developed a projective display for firefighters. allowing them to see through anything. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beauti
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 12:00am PST
less focus on what the obama politics of the moment or his legacy. and it's beginning to creep, at least with some people, about what story they will be able to tell for the next election of what they did. they recognize that the president has had a lot of capital. he will use it. but for them, and it's not -- we talked about, they're split but there are some people saying thousand can we influence things? -- saying how can we influence things? chris: why don't they start passing bills in the house on background checks? >> more willingness to move forward on immigration than anything that hags the word gun in it. chris: thank you. when we come back, scoops and predictions right from t ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. chris: welcome back. chuck todd, tell me something i don't know. >> sacks by chambliss retiring. -- saxby chambliss retiring. his best friend in the house, we see these old guards. this will be john
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
distract obama. >> there's a lot of talk these days about how the gop can come back politically. the quickest possible way politically with a contracting economy, if it happened again in the next quarter, that's a recession. >> shrinking the economy is a gop plan for a quick comeback? a sowerer economy is worth it if it distracts obama? folks, they really mean this. but despite it all. , the economy is improving under this president. we now have 35 straight months of private sector job growth. we've also learned today the economy added over 2 million jobs last year. the best year for the jobs since 2005. republicans are playing politics with people's lives. they're obsessed with cuts instead of jobs. they're focused on spending instead of hiring. the president kept his job because the american people trust him to create jobs for them. republicans just don't get it. joining me now is melissa harris perry and dana millbank. republicans say this consumer bureau could hurt wall street. but, today, the dow closed over 14,000 for the first time in six years. so what's this really all about
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
, too old, too rural, too southern." so how has president obama realigned the political interests of the country? >> partly, there have been independent forces out there like changing demographics. but he's recognized that and he ease's appeal to it. and if you look at the cascade of polling, people look at the big philosophical questions. dealing with income. the role of government. economic fairness. equality for women and minorities, incliesiveness and immigration reform. people are ready to go on that march from seneca falls to selma to stone wall and beyond. and you have a republican party, many strategists recognize the political party that they're in. but maria, i don't think that rove and the republicans understand there's been a huge change in this country. there is a new country, the country has fundamentally changed. yet, rove says republicans don't need to worry. wrote in the wall street journal, mr. obama hasn't fundamentally changed obama's political sfraukture. he goes onto declare that "republicans just have a perception problem with hispanics. a perception problem? d
SFGTV2
Jan 30, 2013 10:00am PST
democratic candidates. barack obama embodied change. it seemed he brought into politics a generation of young people and minorities who never thought of the electoral system as a vehicle for change. so many people saw in him the possibility of change that would come quickly. my sense is that it is so corroded that we need to take back a government that has been rigged against working people, ordinary people, the poor. we need to understand it will take more than one election cycle to bring about fundamental change in this country. it will take wind at the back of the president and political system to bring about change. president obama -- this is not a political time when roosevelt lived in. the labor movements are not as strong. today there was a story about the tea party move -- losing its mojo. we're seeing overreach that has led people to this tipping point moment where millions of people have said enough. the obscene inequality in this country colliding with downward mobility that people feel in their gut, they see it among their family and friends. that has led to this moment wher
SFGTV2
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
age of obama." i do not always agree with her personally when it comes to politics. we are here to find out from katrina how we're going to save the world with barack obama. let's start there. [laughter] >> i do not know how you learned by worked at national lampoon. saving the world. let me begin by saying how low they must be to go that low in new orleans. i would not put in the same sentence president obama and saving the world. it is very much about movements and the power in our history to bring about a fundamental change. you do need people inside, political leaders inside. it captures the imagination of the nation. through the turbulent history, it has been movement and the power of movements. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still evolving. it has shifted the center of political gravity of our dialogue. the issue has been off the radar for so long. >> roosevel
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 3:00am EST
as forces on the right line up to stop him. >> obama is seeking political victory. >> tonight karen finney and e.j. dionne on the president's historic proposal and the republican pushback. >> just remind everybody, obama is not going to be president forever. >>> hillary clinton takes a powerful curtain call at foggy bottom. >> it's really important that women are out there competing at the highest levels of government and business. >> i'll tell you if she dropped any hints about 2016. >>> plus, the sandy bill passes in the senate. but not before 36 republicans totally disgrace themselves. i'll introduce you tonight to the sandy 36. >>> and it's a modern-day civil rights struggle between workers and management in the state of mississippi. i'll tell you why these nissan employees say they're being denied a voice in the workplace. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching there is more hope tonight for 11 million people who are currently living in fear. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. the time has come.
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
don't know this politics. obama's the president. he will be for four years. he's the guy who will make the calls politically until 2016. is this about just attacking democrats? is this about trying to convince her, mrs. clinton, not to run? if so, it might just be the easiest way to guarantee she runs. don't you think? neera tanden is a former policy director to hillary clinton, and ron reagan is an msnbc political analyst. both of you are good people to have on right now. i want to get a comment from neera, and i want a gut reaction. this disgusting attack, the back benchers, each one of these nuts, they are nutty in their behavior, hannity, "the new york post" with the disgusting front page today, rush limbaugh with his usual feminine nazi nonsense coming out. do you think this will make secretary clinton more likely to run for president or less likely that all the jackals are attacking her. >> i don't think rush limbaugh or any of these people will have a dime's bit of difference on hillary clinton. she has been dealing with their ilk for 20 years. she's going to make -- >> you
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm EST
issue. >> obama is seeking political victory. obama doesn't care about enforcing existing law. so people say why will he enforce anything that is new. >> once again, limbaugh is clearly delusional. one of the reasons we need immigration reform is because there were a record number of deportations last year. president obama has presided over 1.5 million deportations in four years. it took w. eight years to deport two million people. but marco rubio still went on air with the peddler of lies to kick obama on immigration. >> obama is not going to be president forever. as long as the next four years may seem, he won't be president forever. we have to write laws with that in mind as well. >> president obama agrees with marco rubio and other senators on almost every aspect of immigration reform. but republicans are not doing this because they are interested in real reform. john mccain actually told us the truth. they are doing it so they can win elections. meanwhile, our current immigration fiasco takes a tremendous toll. now, listen to some of the callers on my radio show who told me how the
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
political conquest than a political compromise. >> pity party. table for one, please. the gop is stuck on this one. the president obamas trying to destroy the gop. trying to shove them into the dust pan of history. here's a hint. president obama doesn't need to do that. republicans are doing it just fine all by themselves. for all their bluster about change, gop leaders insist on no overall at all is needed. one gop official everyone says "we don't need a new pair of shoes, we just need to shine our shoes. shine their shoes? that's not goods enough. republicans need to try walking in someone else's shoes for a change. because for all of their talk about out reach to women, the rnc just approved a resolution. calling on congress to defunct planned parenthood with no objections. and while support for women's rights to choose is at an all-time high. here's what speaker boehner says is his fundamental goal. >> with all the mistakes, it's becoming more and more important for us to share the truth with our young people and encourage them to lock arms, speak out for life and help make a
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 1:35am EST
politics, you know which one usually wins. politics and math. november election, hispanic voters, obama 71%, romney 21%. >> the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain says republicans who have killed reform before are rethinking. >> times have changed. americans have changed. elections have changed. you look at the demographics of this country, and the rising hispanic population, we're notgoing to win races. >> reporter: half the senators announcing monday's plan are republicans granting illegal immigrants temporary status to stay here if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, pay taxes and learn english. none of this before border security is improved. prince george's county resident brought here by her parents when she was 10. >> my mother's undocumented. my brother and i are undocumented but are currently waiting on our work permits. but that doesn't say that we can stay here. at any moment we can be deported an
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 9:00pm PST
... >> he knew that he was dealing with a set of circumstances that required people to put politics aside and to address this crisis before it got worse. >> narrator: he'd put together a huge, $800 billion stimulus package designed to kick-start the economy. and he tailored it to appeal to the republicans. >> obama thought, "you know what, i'm going to start off with something that is going to look pretty appealing to these guys. i'm gog to have about 35, 40 percent of this $800 billion package be in the form of tax cuts. a lot of democrats are going to hate that, but republicans like tax cuts, and we can just get everybody on board from the beginning." >> narrator: he was told right from the start the stakes couldn't be higher. >> this is the first of a series of tests. and if he failed this one, what would it say for his administration and his ability to deal with all the other challenges we're going to face? >> president obama promised the american people he would bring bipartisan solutions... >> narrator: he decided to make a symbolic gesture: he'd come to them. >> mr. obama is hoping
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 1:00am PST
politics ahead. >>> raw politics tonight. president obama sitting down today with secretary of state hillary clinton which aired this sunday on "60 minutes." one of her last interviews before leaving the state department. for secretary clinton it caps off a high-profile week that includes the president's inauguration, testifying before congress about the benghazi attack. in the "60 minutes" interview with president obama offering plenty of praise for her. >> why did you want to do this together, a joint interview? >> the main thing is, i wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you. because i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. it has been a great collaboration over the last four years. i'm going to miss her. wish she was sticking around. but she has logged in so many miles, i can't begrudge her to want to take it easy for a little bit. but i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration, and a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her har
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 4:00am EST
campaign trail to political pals. president obama and hillary clinton sat down together for an interview with "60 minutes." one of clinton's last interviews before he leaves the state department. we'll look at that tonight. >>> also tim hetherington is remembered tonight. why he's so missed. his close friend and colleague joins us for that. you'll hear that from him tonight. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news. the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency, the man who spent years investigating lance armstrong, has told cbs news that armstrong lied about his doping in his interview with oprah winfrey. the same interview that was advertised as no holds barred. lance armstrong saying he was telling the full truth. the interview where armstrong repeatedly said he was coming clean about his use of banned substances. tygart whose damning report led to the cyclist stripped of his titles and banned from the sport for life, he also told cbs news he's offered armstrong a deadline, february 6th, to cooperate fully and totally truthfully in exchange for a lessening of his lifetime ban from
WETA
Jan 28, 2013 6:18pm EST
getting the system functioning again. >> the policies enacted in 2008 started by the obama administration? >> they got a big helping hand. unfortunately, a lot of the politics of america think that was a horrible thing to do. he wound of shoveling money in the direction of people who certainly did not deserve it. that is what needed to be done to resurrect the system and prevent a much worse outcome. >> you are right about that in the book. the american public's perception of the policies that were enacted. do you think america is hampered by a public antipathy toward the role of government? >> generally, yes. in this particular instance, not yet. i worry about the future. there will be financial successes in the future. above there will be a need for the government to ride to the rescue. my fear is that given the bad name a lot of these programs have undeservedly gotten we will not have the political will to do it again. i'm pretty sure it happened next week we do not have the political will. it will not happen next week. >> why is it that five years after the financial cr
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
seed0s the last quarter's gdp were sow n in the summer of 2012 when president obama put politics ahead of our national security or any economic growth. its its ridiculous. >> that's the most important word, growth. when the economy opportunity grow you have no way of digging yourself out of the ditch. the 16-1/2 trillion ditch. here's my point. if the government stops pending, if the economy is so weak that when the government does stop spending, it goes into a neglect testify growth or recessioner in period, that's not the sign of a healthy economy? >> if agree with you. but keep in mine what i'm homing now, eric, we city a little stability, at least until 2014 elections. we know that people over 200,000 a year are going to pay 4-1/2% more in tax. we know there's certain stability. let's hope we wet through the debt ceiling crisis, and then you'll see the private sector invest. if there's one thing this president is going to be known for, he is all over the social issues, guns and gay marriage and healthcare but has done nothing to help this economy. and when you look at what jack wil
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 2:00am PST
the radio. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." president obama's 23 executive orders on gun control are still being attacked by conservative lawmakers in washington. republican congressman steve stockman of texas has introduced a bill to outlaw the orders as unconstitutional. previously, he threatened to file impeachment proceedings against the president because of the executive orders. beyonce singing the national anthem sparked a lot of reaction over lip syncing. the performance was praised bay reeja franklin who said she did a beautiful job. and aretha who sang at the 2009 inauguration in that hat said she even might prerecord in the future. clint east wad's performance at the republican national convention when he talked to an empty chair, that was a big attention getter. now come word that chair he used is on display in the chair of the rnc chair in the office of the rnc chair. john boehner gave a talk to the republican think-tank on tuesday about the inauguration. he said obama wants to annihilate the republican party and
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama have outline of immigration reform legislation this week. senior political analyst brit hume is here with his analysis of what is right with one of them. why have so many immigrant families from asia done so well in this country? one reason they had to come a long way to get here. it's still a formidable obstacle and screens out the less able and determined. relatively small subset of the population, 6%, nearly half of whom have a bachelor degree. they are in short the people this country needs. this is why one of the most useful part of the immigration reform package rolled out the other day to award green cards to immigrants who old advance degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. we need 120,000 computer engineering jobs a year and we graduate a third of those and many of those leaf the country because the visa expires. 55,000 green cards were awarded bay brandon draw each year to immigrants from countries who previously sent few people to the u.s.. not surprisingly it's known as the diversity lottery. it's green card to skill workers the country is losing now
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> bret: now fresh pickings from the political grapevine. we told you tuesday the obama administration appears to wave the white flag in effort to close guantanamo bay detention facility. the administration is not replacing the point man for transferring detainees in other countrys. a telling development. clearly signaling it's not closing gitmo at all. there was nary a mention on the big three broadcast network in the morning or evening news shows. but, back in 2009, when president obama announced his announcement to close gitmo, he covered it extensive i. chuck todd said he offered the world another olive branch. bob schieffer said he told the world we'll practice what we preach. >> political analyst on msnbc arguing that republicans are using hateful rhetoric on immigration issue was forced to apologize what many consider a harrell slur. tuesday, karen finney, national communications director said this talking about the g.o.p. the crazy ones on the right, start with the hateful language. that will kill them. let's not talk about race. >> bret: many people took to twit
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am PST
said the only thing standing in the way of immigration reform is politics. president barack obama also told the networks that latino turnout is the driving factor making republicans more open to an immigration bill. the president won 71% of the latino vote compared to 27% for mitt romney. >>> many support illegal immigrants. they say they should keep their jobs and even havely get -- eventually get legal residency. there are more than 2 million illegal immigrants living right here in california. >>> it will not take long for people to realize the big game means big business. now we caught up with some 49ers fans and they expect to spend 1,200 thousand -- 100,000. >> $950. >> 950 bucks for a cap? >> yes. >> well you owe your folks, don't you. >> finding restaurants with open tables are often difficult. many guests will see their room rates double starting today. >>> and they are teaming up to crack down on counterfeit money merchandise. and they will announce operation red zone to escape football gear. >>> now on the defensive. chris is apologizing after antigay remarks he made on array
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 2:30am EST
with them before disappearing. >>> they were once bitter political rivals, but president obama is now lavishing praise on his outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton. the joint interview last night on "60 minutes" was the president's idea. mr. obama said their shared vision for america's role in the world persuaded clinton to become a top diplomat and one of his most trusted advisers. >> i'm going to miss her. i wish she was sticking around. a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> in politics and in democracy, sometimes you win elections, sometimes you lose elections. i worked very hard, but i lost. >> clinton, whose term as secretary of state ends this coming friday, refused to answer any questions about her political future and no outright denial that in fact she may run in 2016. >>> the icestorm that's made a mess out of the middle of the country is moving east just in time for the morning rush hour. yesterday, conditions were a mess with hundreds of crashes and spinouts as a mixture of ice, snow and freezing rain made travel tre
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
political climate has changed since president obama won 71% of the latino vote. >> there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> rr:eporte the president will push for public support beginning with his speech in las vegas this afternoon. now the biggest worry the white house had with that senate plan was that path to citizenship. but apparently now the white house feels the senate plan is on track with the way they think about the path to citizenship. although there are still republicans out there who don't want anything that smacks of amnesty. anne-mar? >> susan, thank you. >>> this morning the senate foreign relations she and expected to confirm john kerry's nomination to be the next secretary of state. kerry, the current chairman of the committee, sailed through his confirmation hearing last week. the full senate could vote by the end of the day. >>> in a $50.5 billion relief bill for the victims of superstorm sandy, it's on its way to president obama's desk. the senate approved the aid bill yesterday, two weeks after the house. we have t
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am EST
obama and now president obama reelected. >> bill: here is what perplexes me? >> politically correct? i appear to be. >> president obama's economic plan hasn't worked among african-americans. when you voted for him, 12.7 unemployment. december of 2012, a month after you voted for him again, 14% unemployment. up. okay. hasn't worked. income, black income $32,000 compared to white 55,000. gone down under president obama. hasn't worked. so, you basically said to yourself i'm still going to support the guy even though his economic policies haven't worked for african-americans and pretty much anyone else. >> well, you have only seen me as an african-american, bill, that troubles me. i'm an american. >> bill: ill know that you cited that in some of your criticisms. you said and correct me if i am wrong, that the disengagement of the republican party from the minority community, blacks and hispanics troubled you. >> the economic situation in the country has improved but not enough. >> bill: not for african-americans. not for minorities. >> i'm not speaking as an african-american. i will come t
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am EST
figure. >> in many ways this was obama pulling frankly a bill clinton, a politically shrewd move, all about the clintons and hillary ace political future. the joke is whether vice president joe biden has been peeled off the ceiling yet but on what may have been the more interesting obama interview published this weekend, the president talked gun control, the future of both parties and football with the "new republic" as they tried to relaunch. the president acknowledged getting gun control through congress will be tough and said "if you group up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were 10 and you spent the day whim and your uncle and that became part of i don't are family traditions, you can see why you would be protective of that." ask if he ever fired a gun, the president went as far to say up at camp david we do skeet shooting all the time. the president will meet with law enforcement officials across america. it's looking more and more like by the way, that a background check bill is the vehicle that is most likely to get through the senate. on friday oklahoma republica
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 12:35am EST
clinton was seen as one of the most divisive figures in american politics. but after serving four years as secretary of state under her former rival barack obama, for some, that seems to be changing. we return now to my interview with her today in the jefferson room at the state department. as she exits the public stage, for now, anyway, secretary of state hillary clinton is basking in an approval rating of 66%, a lifetime high. but that's not to say she's without her critics. among other things, the administration's handling of the ongoing blood bath in syria remains highly controversial. >> and it's time for assad to get out of the way. the united states believes that president assad should step away. the world will not waiver. assad must go. >> you repeatedly said that president assad needs to go. >> right. >> starting two years ago. >> right. >> and yet, 60,000 syrians are dead and he is still in office. >> right. >> what does it take for america to intervene? >> well, i think we have been very actively involved. until recently, there was no credible opposition coalition, and
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:30am EST
," president obama sat alongside his departing secretary of state, hillary clinton, a one-time political rival who he now describes as one of his close advisors. she says she won't have a run in 2016. neither obama nor clinton were eager to look that far ahead. >> what's the -- i have to ask you, what's the date of the expiration on this endorsement. >> steve, i know -- >> i have to ask that question. i mean, come on. you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already and the interview -- and this is taking place. >> you know, steve, i've got to tell you, you guys in the press are incore ridgeable. i was literally inaugurated four days ago and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and i am, as you know, steve, i'm still in politics and i'm forbidden from hearing these. >> if she wants this job, it will be interesting. on foreign policy, president obama defending himself from critics who say the u.s. has not been aggressive enough in using american power abroad. >>> well, moammar gadhafi probably does not agree with that assessment, or a
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
. and as we well know, the people in the white house are experts at calculating president obama's political interest. and they're going to say, you know, how is this going to go? and they're also experts at looking at the question, and they will relook at it, is chuck hagel the right person for this job? because we may be going into four years of foreign policy and defense dust-ups and serious confrontations. this, arguably, is the most important cabinet appointment. as we learned in the susan rice non-nomination for secretary of state, they're willing in the white house to say, now, wait a minute. this isn't working out. this may not be the right person. and take that short-term hit. i think the real issue is how does the white house really look at it? i think now they're just going to wait it out. but time may not be on their side. >> chuck, it's donny. i want to go back to something you said about running the mock hearing. >> yeah. >> he could -- and i'd like to know what the white house's position or response to this is. you literally could have prepped him in seven minutes. t
Current
Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm PST
, we're not worried about that. it wasn't political. but it appears that obama backed off his specific proposals and is going with a bipartisan group that the bipartisan group obviously did that to head off the president to give some credit to the republicans but then why did the democrats play along with that? >> it looks like reviewing a scooby doo. they did this and they did this and they did this. it's framework. it's not legislation. it's not a bill. they got together and discussed things. then you see this outlier of marco rubio. everyone is trying to stake their ground right now where they want to be in immigration. the president is saying if you don't pass anything, you're going to get me. it's the president that we haven't seen other than as a campaigner. >> cenk: paul, what do you think? is this going to work? are republicans going to get an advantage here or be able to neutralize the advantage that democrats have with the latinos by jumping ahead of the president. >> that's been built up not only the course of weeks or months but for many years. the republicans are really ca
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
differently than he or she might want to, but can backfire. fwhut but this is obama/biden politics. biggest effort ever to try to change gun control laws, doesn't mean it will work. but they will try. >> senator feinstein said it was an uphill road. will the administration lower expectations, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapons ban. >> background checks are enormously popular and have a better chance of passage. it seems based on vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the low-hanging fruit, go for the measures that could build momentum. pass those, maybe come back. the president feels passionately about the issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know it's personal. and the best way to channel that desire, is get some victories and build momentum. try to pass a whole big package with a ban on some weapons, a real hot button, could cause the entire effort to collapse. he doesn't want that. >> and the 2008 campaign, the president and secretary of state hillary c
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
or she might want to, that can backfire. this is obama/biden politics going forward now. going outside of washington to try to change public opinion and remake how people think about issues. gun control, as i said, biggest effort ever to try to change the gun control laws. doesn't mean it's going to work, but the president and the vice president are going to try. >> senator feinstein said it well, it's an uphill road. will the administration lower its expectations? you know, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapon ban? >> the background checks are enormously popular and clearly have a better chance of passage. what it seems based on what vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the so-called low-hanging fruit. better to go for the measures that could build some popularity. and maybe some momentum. pass those and then maybe come back. the president feels passionately about this issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know for him it's personal, and it's i
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 2:30am PST
sold 30 obama watches. it's not that hard, he's the political rock star of the political world. the biggest watch is the barack around the clock. i wore one obama watch to the party, i wasn't planning to wear anymore. the next day five friends called or e-mailed me and said, where can i get the obama watches. this is the new inaugural watch. okay. >> cool. >> okay. i brought you each a watch. this is the yes we can watch. don't worry, we have -- >> i need the time to pay taxes watch. >> okay. we can't find the other watch. it's here some place. i need $1 million in financing, to work on the new watch. this is called a flip watch. two watches in one. people don't buy watches anymore to talk about -- just to tell the time. they buy watches to tell something about themselves. so this watch, you could be -- in this case it's in the obama inaugural watch. one watch there and here. >> i'm going to stop you right now. what do you need the $1 million for? >> we need it for licensing and cash flow. >> got it. okay. you guys, you have a watch. i wonder if this is going to influence monica's d
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 5:30am EST
to draw that much resistance. let's put him if a little perspective politically. kerry served as president obama's mock debate partner during his re-election campaign. but he has pressured the administration at times urging the white house last year to speed up with the draul of u.s. troops from afghanistan. kerry was also influential in the administration's decision to intervene in libya. in case you forgot from his 2004 bid for the white house, he is one of the wealthiest members of the senate. he and wife teresa, heir to the heinz ketchup fortune are worth $180 million with a wide range of investments. in a letter to the state department legal adviser, kerry said he will divest any holdings that could be a conflict of interest within 90 days of being confirmed. he'll be introduced to day about the the current secretary hillary clinton. >>> today's appearance expected to take on a much different tone than the tough questioning she faced yesterday about the deadly attack against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> when you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is i
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 5:00am EST
. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. chris christie praised president obama's response to hurricane sandy and he says they had a fun chat at the white house later about how much money the government would give to the victims in new jersey. >>> on monday, governor christie sits down with david letterman. he's been known to make jokes about christie's weight. he says he hopes they're funny. mitt romney's campaign donated $90,000 to the red cross to help victims of soup storm sandy. geraldo riff yar is considering a run for the senate in new jersey in 2014. so that could become a race against newark mayor corey booker who already said he's interested in running for the democratic nomination for that same senate seat. >>> the federal election commission reports that president obama raised over $738 million for the 2012 campaign. final pricetag for the entire 2012 election totals $7 billion. that's a new high. >>> but a new poll says trusting government is at a new low. 53% of americans say they believe the federal government threatened their perso
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
states multiple times. it is sitting there politically in the bush administration and the obama administration for political reasons, they have not wanted to release that regulation. they want to digitize the private records and make them accessible to driver's license- issuing agencies in any other agency that needs it. it is the one piece of real idea that has not been done and the state's complaint is a cost issue and i would love to hear a mess cohen's response. for us on may 9/11 commission, checking accounts of that fraud of the birth certificate as one of the most vital things you can do. eve has done a tremendous job digitizing those records. what exactly are the issues with of the states and with amba in terms of not implementing that piece of real idea? >> i will give you a delaware perspective. it is extremely complicated. we have any number of jurisdictions issuing driver's license and i.d. cards. there is so many levels of technology involved with the 14,000 different types of birth certificates. in delaware, we are now just getting moving on the delaware eve record
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 8:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. this morning, from exrivals to a political power couple. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton, showing how far they've come, four years after their epic campaign throwdown. >>> bull run. wall street soaring to new heights. what's behind the stock surge? what does it mean for the overall economy? and more importantly, your wallet? >>> i-bad. some big complaints about the new steve jobs movie from the man who was there. why the co-founder of apple is calling it embarrassing. >>> and beyonce, bouncing back. the first pictures of the singing superstar since her lip-sync flap on inauguration day. what is queen b. up to now? >>> good morning, everybody. also coming up this morning, you know the story about the 23-year-old using an obscure florida state law to take over a $2.5 million mansion near miami? we've learned this morning that this is actually happening all over america. and is often connected to an anti-government movement. >> leaving a lot of neighbors angry and frustrated. >>> also this morning, sarah palin's silence. the former vice
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 12:35am PST
. what is the obama doctrine as you understand it? >> reassert american leadership. politically and economically in the face of a very severe crisis that we inherited, which called into question american leadership. look for every way you can to bring together coalitions so that yes, america will and must lead. it is the indispensable nation. but other countries have to step up and start taking responsibility and they are beginning to do that. >> so there's no daylight between the obama doctrine and the hillary clinton doctrine. >> well, i've been a major part of helping to shape it and to implement it. and i think it will stand the test of time. >> as we sat down to talk this afternoon -- >> john kerry of massachusetts to become our new secretary of state is confirmed. >> senator kerry has just been confirmed. >> yes, i'm thrilled by that. >> does that feel -- do you start to feel -- >> i do, i do. >> what do you wish you'd known four years ago that you could pass on? >> i don't see how you do this job without traveling a lot. condi rice traveled a million miles, and i traveled nea
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 12:35am PST
afternoon. action at 2:00 p.m. eastern. >>> finally a closing argument, a stinging legal and political defeat for president obama today when a federal appeals court ruled he exceeded his authority in making
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
with obama? why can't politics be a matter of belief and honest disagreement, not hatred? why the sick little intramurals we saw today? we begin with senator jeanne shaheen of new hampshire. i want you to watch this back-and-forth between john mccain and the witness today, chuck hagel. let's take a look. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> my -- >> yes or no. >> my reference -- >> can you answer the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well -- >> i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> well, let the record show you refused to answer this question. now, please go ahead. >> if you would like me to explain why -- >> i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that, as i have alrea
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
gallup poll. president obama's fourth year in office tying a record, record high for polarizing politics. 86 percent of democrats, 10 percent of republicans approve of president obama's job performance. seventy-six points ties exactly. president bush's fourth year in office as the most divisive on record. how about that? i mean, who would have guessed that it was such a similar performance. joining me now, the "a-team," pulitzer prize-winning columnist, fox is contributor. fox news legal analyst, attorney . and the chief congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. good to have you with us. you have to be impressed that president bush and president obama are tied in the ways in which they have divided the american people. that's impressive. >> i am not surprised assault. we have seen a series of swing elections where the voters are sort of throwing the bums out because they are not happy with their performance. it just results in us getting polarized factions in congress and in the white house. look, president obama ran on a liberal agenda, and that is what he talked about du
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm EST
endorsement. his wife did endorse obama in that campaign. politics are personal. jim, there's some concern by some that assuming that chuck hagel gets confirmed he will be a weaker secretary of defense within the cabinet, that policy will be run even more so out of the white house, out of the nsc because he has gone through this process, and doesn't have a strong political base himself within the administration. >> well, you know, that was the rap against william cohen. if you remember, a republican who served under the president -- democratic administration of president clinton. now, if people here in the building say, look, you know, chuck hagel would be fine for us, including military uniformed service members because they understand, as you just pointed out, that the white house is going to be pulling the strings, turning the screws no matter who is the secretary of defenses. republican or democrat. i do want to set the record straight a little bit on this debate over the surge. now, senator hagel in the confirmation hearing said that 1,200 americans were killed during the 18-month sur
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
that a group of president obama's top political donors helped pay off some of the leftover bills from her 2008 unsuccessful bid for the presidency. this is according to campaign disclosure reports filed last week. as you know secretary of state she was forbidden from political fund-raising. >> margaret do we know the kinds of changes that senator kerry will want to make when he becomes secretary of state kerry either in terms of policy or personnel? >> it's not clear on the personnel front. there's still people waiting to hear what they'll do for a living when they show up at work on monday in terms of some of the career foreign service folks, his inner circle is still unannounced at this point, but what we do know is on the foreign policy front, he really to borrow a phrase from him, there is no daylight when it comes to secretary clinton's views and john kerry's view of libya or any other foreign policy. he emphasized in his view economic policy is foreign policy, so there's a focus on that a lot. >> margaret brennan thank you. >>> an international meeting in paris yesterday fo
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 8:00am EST
, the political piece of this, which is really interesting, is that the obama administration has a huge rule of law problem. they have got a rule of law problem moving back, meaning that the bush administration officials that were responsible for the illegality in the torture are not being prosecuted. they have a rule of law problem moving forward, which is they're trying to get these detainees through the eye of a political needle called the military commissions and they're trying to figure out what can we electrothrow on them? >> the process has been constructed around the paul 6 and the court decisions. >> let's make a broader pointing. i don't agree that rule of law has been thrown out the window. this is how it's important to get this right. as imperfect as the process has been under this president and the last one, if we don't get this right, if we don't get a tribunal process right, if we don't get the mechanisms right for assessing guilt and innocence among these people, that the battlefieldin sent i've is not to capture but to kill. that's something that we have to think r
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 5:00am PST
this ruling, let's put this back on the obama administration again. so there's the political piece with congress and there's george bush, but here's what the obama administration can and should do. they're in the position to decide whether they are going to appeal this court ruling about conspiracy, right, the nonwar crimes, crimes. >> in which a court vacated a conviction. >> the obama administration should not appeal that conviction -- that decision because what that would do is it would move that whole process forward. it would give them a political footing to say, look, either we are a rule of law presidency or we are not and we have to abide by this. let's shift these trials to civilian courts and take the political heat on these things. we'll still get immigration passed, we'll still get gun control passed, but the state of our democracy, the foundation of our democracy rests on these next few days. >> i interviewed in january a famous detainee at guantanamo because of one of the most supreme court cases bears his name. when we come back, i want to play a little clip to remin
Current
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm PST
here to the bankers? >> in a sense it's an amazing political pick in that the obama administration is banking on the idea that the elite media and politicians will see the word prosecutor in mary jo white's resume and say that means she must be tough on crime forget that she hasn't been a prosecutor for a decade and has been defending the biggest most powerful wall street c.e.o.'s in the country. politically, it's banking on voters, on the elite media simply not knowing who she really is. i think as a citizen as somebody concerned with the fact that the administration hasn't prosecuted a single wall street banker connected to the financial crisis, i think this is a terrible pick. i think wall street is celebrating right now saying the person who's in in the s.c.c. looks like she's going to get tough on us, but we know she has a record of defending our interest. >> >> cenk: the new york times explains she's not going to face much opposition from the republicans. >> shocking. >> cenk: michael david and i are clear on this. what's your take? >> i agree with you which is not something
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
president obama on key political issues of the day that come in a wide-ranging interview just published in "the new republic." peter alexander has the highlights. what are we learning from the president? a couple of details maybe people don't know about him here. >> he reveals new information in the course of the conversation under the headline president obama is not pleased. he speaks about the issue of guns and tries to express his understanding of the cultural divide over the issue of guns. calling it the reality of rural versus urban divide on the issue. he says if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were 10 and you spent the day with him and your uncles and ta became part of the family tradition you can see why you would be protective of that. he says advocates of gun control have to listen more. he also speaks about the fact that he has been skeet shooting all the time at camp david daying he does that with guests. i think that is new information for a lot of people. the question is have you ever fired a gun before? that's not where he finishes off. he fires of
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
region will be a political and economic and military chaos. lou: president obama has said that a decade of war is near its end. peace is at hand, i guess. is that a prospective you share? >> no, that was never true. it was not true when he said it last year, and it's not true today. these wars are continuing. it simply means that we are not in the fight or not helping shape the outcome. the outcomes matter, whether in afghanistan, syria today than. our interests are at stake. there are ways in which we can help shape these outcomes favorably tell us into our friends and allies in the region without committing tens of thousands of ground troops. that is a strong man. he has assembled. so, again, it has to do with the strategy of foreign-policy. instead of seeing every issue as a transaction to move from your in box tiara box, this administration has a hard time understanding this week that is taking place across the arab world in developing a comprehensive response to it. lou: thank you for being with us. we appreciated. thank you. thank you both. up next, it turns out that presid
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
about the new kind of politics, the obama of 2008 and where that had gone he mentioned two things that have been a real challenge, one was institutional reforms specific references the filibuster and secondly the media environment, the world in which we live where we only really listen to the people that we agree with, mnabcs or foxes of the world and there's a sense of -- >> sarah palin even said something and she did not specifically talk about fox is that we're preaching to the choir is what she said. >> amen. >> i think there's a growing sense that there's a need for a media -- for media outlets and opportunities that are not necessarily centrist but have different perspectives to make it easy for us to hear people who we disagree with and not recycling old ideas. >> there's a specific problem, as well, in that we trained ourselves or many of us have trained ourselves to go directly past anyone's argument to their motivations and that actually is what you hear a lot on the more partisan media networks. you don't actually hear the arguments being engaged or analysis. you hear a
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 12:00am EST
and verify guy. the history of assumer and barack obama and durbin is always politics. president didn't fully embrace what the bipartisan group of senators said. why am i suspicious? every time he has an opportunity to exploit it, he does so politically. do you this agree with me, that republicans need to proceed with caution? >> absolutely. there are so many complicated parts to this. even if you had trust with all the partners, you would want to pay a lot of attention to detail. look, the president -- you touched on it earlier. there was an unnecessary threat out of the blue. i was reading the text to the speech, he was outlining what he was sort of proposing which was somewhat in agreement and out of the blue he says if you are unable to move in a timely fashion, i'm going to set up a bill on my proposal and insist that you vote it on. that is typical stuff we see from the white house that is completely unconstructive and undermines trust in the white house. >> sean: two reasons i would like to see a bill happen here. number one, nobody seems to be talking about it, i'm afraid
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> reporter: if there is an odd couple in american politics, it is president obama and joe biden. >> what made it work, if you go back to the days when we were competing for the nomination. all the debates we had, the only two people that didn't disagree on any subject were president obama and joe biden. so when we got into this deal we didn't have what other administrations had where the vice president and president had a different take on the major issues of the day, we were totally sympatico. and what developed and made it easier, it went from working with each other for a friendship. we actually had built trust. >> you disagreed with the president over policy, and you know how to read him pretty well. so how can you tell when you have done something that he doesn't like or that makes him angry? >> oh, that is easy, that is easy. we made a deal early on, when one of us were dissatisfied, we just flat told the other person. and so lunch once a week, you know, that is when we talk. and when he is not -- doesn't like something i have done, he just flat tells me. >> he says joe --
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
turn of events in our weather, from little rock tonight. >>> president obama flew to nevada to make a point today, a politically crucial place to throw his arms against a new path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in this country. our white house correspondent peter alexander has our report from las vegas. >> reporter: the first trip of president obama's second term had the energy of a campaign event. vis issing this high school to build support for immigration reform. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants that still see america as the land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for bolstering border security, cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers, and most controversially allowing 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship by paying taxes and passing a background check, among other requirements. >> this is not just a debate about policy, it is about people. >> reporter: mr. obama described a similar bipartisan plan in the senate as encouraging, but repub
CNBC
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm EST
reflects an economy that looks better than you might think. and then on the political front, president obama's recess appointment to the nlrb declared unconstitutional. and louisiana governor bobby jindal calls republicans the stupid party. how about that? and then there is an unconfirmed scandal. i say unconfirmed. did senator bob menendez sleep with underaged dominican prostitutes? this is "the kudlow report" and we begin right now. >> all right. first up, our most optimistic story tonight, stock continue their bull run, the s&p 500 and dow closing in on their all-time highs from october 2007. brian shactman joins us now with all the details. good evening, brian and good work today. >> you touched on the s&p details having its best streak in terms of winning streaks days in a row in eight years but how about the dow. we're now 105 points shy of 14,000. eight components hit new highs today. beyond the five on your screen, utx, pfizer and p & g also doing it. now, speaking of history, historically life is good, larry, as you well know when the dow transports show leadership, up another
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